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DGA Honors: Ron Howard on How He Got Guild Membership

13 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was a time when Ron Howard was widely known as an actor, given his roles on the highly successful sitcoms “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days” and star turn in George Lucas’ feature “American Graffiti.”

But he had always wanted to direct and attained that goal when he was 22 with a Roger Corman road comedy “Grand Theft Auto.”

“After that, directing was all I wanted to do,” says the helmer, who will be among recipients of the DGA Honors on Oct. 15. “My dream had been to direct before I was 20; now my goal is direct when I’m 100.”

Besides Howard, Tyler Perry, Thelma Schoonmaker, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O’Donnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-n.Y.) are slated to receive DGA Honors.

Howard has directed two dozen films since “Grand Theft Auto” and won an Oscar for “A Beautiful Mind” and a DGA Award for “Apollo 13. »

- Dave McNary

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